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Thunder Continues Road Swing in Fort Wayne

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Continues Road Swing in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN (Feb. 25th) - Wichita travels to Fort Wayne tonight to take on the Komets. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TODAY'S MATCH-UPWichita at Fort Wayne - 6:30 p.m. CST, Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

WICHITAHOME: 9-19-0-0AWAY: 7-12-3-1OVERALL: 16-31-3-1Last 10: 1-8-1-0Streak: 0-1-0-0Rank: 6th, Central Division, 36 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Vincent Arseneau, Matt DeBlouw, 12Assists: Matt DeBlouw, 19Points: Matt DeBlouw, 31+/-: David Friedmann, +3PIM: James Melindy, 137

FORT WAYNEHOME: 19-5-0-1AWAY: 12-10-5-1OVERALL: 31-15-5-2Last 10: 6-1-1-2Streak: 3-0-0-2Rank: 2nd, Central Division, 69 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Shawn Szydlowski, 21Assists: Jamie Schaafsma, 37Points: Shawn Szydlowski, 50+/-: Curtis Leonard, +27PIM: Cody Sol, 135

SEASON-SERIESJan. 4 INTRUST 5-3, WFeb. 25 Coliseum 6:30 p.m.Wichita is 1-0-0-0 vs. Fort Wayne

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the second and final meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Komets. All-time, Wichita is 4-1-1 against Fort Wayne and 1-1-1 on the road in the series.

TODAY - Wichita plays the middle portion of a three-in-three this weekend at Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne defeated Indy last night 5-1 while Wichita is coming off a 2-0 loss at Cincinnati. The Komets are currently behind Toledo in second place in the Central Division with 69 points while the Thunder sits in sixth with 36 points.

ITS BEEN A WHILE - Wichita returns to Fort Wayne tonight for the first time since the 2011-12 season when the two teams met in the CHL Finals. The Komets took the series in five games, winning the final contest at Memorial Coliseum.

LOWESY - Ian Lowe netted his sixth goal of the season on Wednesday night. He needs one more point to pull into a fifth place tie with Mark Karpen, who currently has 203 points in franchise history. He also recorded his 81st goal in a Thunder uniform and needs four more to pull into a ninth place tie with Jim McGeough, who has 85.

SPARTY - Matt DeBlouw recorded a goal and an assist on Wednesday night. The rookie forward from Michigan State University recorded his fifth multi-point outing of the season and leads the team with 31 points (12g, 19a).

FAMILIAR FACES - Two players from last year's team will face the Thunder tonight. Dan Milan has appeared in 50 games for the Komets, recording six points (1g, 7a) and collecting 65 penalty minutes. Mason Baptista has played in 44 games, tallying 21 points (11g, 10a).

SIXTH - Head Coach Malcolm Cameron claimed his 333rd victory in the ECHL on Wednesday and passed Nick Vitucci alone into sixth place all-time. He also coached in his 606th game on an ECHL bench, putting him alone into ninth place all-time.

THUNDERBOLTS... Vincent Arseneau is tied for the league-lead with five shorthanded points and leads the league with four shorthanded goals...Wichita is fourth in the league in shorthanded goals (11)...Wichita is sixth in the league in penalty minutes per game (17.67)...Wichita is 11-2-2-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 6-10-1-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 8-8-2-0 when outshooting its opponent...

FORT WAYNE NOTES - Fort Wayne is 3-0-0-2 in their last five games...Rookie Mike Cazzola was called up to the Thunder's AHL affiliate, Binghamton, last night...Fort Wayne is 19-5-0-1 at home...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 10 other games today in the ECHL. Alaska goes to Manchester. Brampton is in Adirondack. Kalamazoo hosts Quad City. Florida takes on Elmira. Greenville is in Norfolk. Wheeling is at Toledo. Indy heads to Cincinnati. Idaho travels to Missouri. Utah stays in Colorado. South Carolina is at Rapid City.

UP NEXT - Wichita finishes the weekend in Quad City tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 p.m. CST.

Individual tickets for all Thunder home games are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Contact a Thunder representative at the office today to learn more about our great season, group and other ticket packet opportunities!

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